2.3.2. Pawns on Adjacent Files Also in the case of pawns on adjacent files, a win is possible only if the enemy pawn falls and one of the critical squares along the passed pawn’s way to promotion is secured. As a rule, this occurs only when one of the players has a huge positional […]

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  In the struggle for the domination of the critical squares it is crucial whether the white king can get in front of the pawn and seize the opposition. The following example shows the importance of the “distant” opposition.   Key squares and distant opposition:   ← Basic EndingsBasic Endings →

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